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   CSPICE_PCKCOV returns the coverage window for a specified reference
   frame in a specified binary PCK file.

   For important details concerning this module's function, please refer to
   the CSPICE routine pckcov_c.



      pck      is the name of a binary PCK file.

      idcode   is the integer frame class ID code of a PCK reference
               frame for which data are expected to exist in the
               specified PCK file.

      cover    is an initialized ICY window data structure.
               'cover' may optionally contain coverage data on
               input; on output, the data already present in
               'cover' will be combined with coverage found for the
               object designated by 'idcode' in the file 'pck'.

               The user must create 'cover' using cspice_celld.

   the call:

      cspice_pckcov, pck, idcode, cover


      cover    is an Icy window data structure which
               represents the merged coverage for `idcode'. This is
               the set of time intervals for which data for
               'idcode' are present in the file 'pck', merged with
               the set of time intervals present in 'cover' on
               input.  The merged coverage is represented as the
               union of one or more disjoint time intervals. The
               window 'cover' contains the pairs of endpoints of
               these intervals.

               The interval endpoints contained in 'cover' are
               ephemeris times, expressed as seconds past J2000

               See the Examples section below for a complete
               example program showing how to retrieve the
               endpoints from 'cover'.


   Any numerical results shown for this example may differ between
   platforms as the results depend on the SPICE kernels used as input
   and the machine specific arithmetic implementation.

   Use a simple routine to display the coverage for each object in a
   specified PCK file(s). Find the set of objects in the file(s); for
   each object, find and display the coverage.

      PRO PCKFRM_T, pck

         ;; From a given PCK file, retrieve the list of objects listed
         ;; in the file then retrieve the time coverage for each object.
         ;; Local parameters...
         MAXIV  = 1000
         WINSIZ = 2 * MAXIV
         TIMLEN = 51
         MAXOBJ = 1000
         LSK    = 'naif0012.tls';

         ;; Local variables
         cover = cspice_celld( WINSIZ )
         ids   = cspice_celli( MAXOBJ )

         ;; Note, neither cspice_pckcov or cspice_pckfrm requires this
         ;; kernel to function. We need the data for output time
         ;; conversion.
         cspice_furnsh, LSK

         ;; Find the set of frames in the pck file.
         for i = 1, n_elements(pck) do begin
            cspice_pckfrm, pck[i-1], ids

         ;; We want to display the coverage for each frame. Loop over
         ;; the contents of the ID code set, find the coverage for
         ;; each item in the set, and display the coverage.
         for i=0, cspice_card( ids ) - 1 do begin

            ;;  Find the coverage window for the current frame, 'i'.
            ;;  Empty the coverage window each time
            ;;  so we don't include data for the previous object.
            obj = ids.base[ + i ]
            cspice_scard, 0L, cover

            for k = 1, n_elements(pck) do begin
               cspice_pckcov, pck[k-1], obj, cover

            ;; Get the number of intervals in the coverage window.
            niv = cspice_card( cover ) / 2

            ;; Display a simple banner.
            print, "========================================"
            print, "Coverage for object:", obj

            ;; Convert the coverage interval start and stop times to TDB
            ;; calendar strings.
            for j=0, niv-1 do begin

               ;; Get the endpoints of the jth interval.
               cspice_wnfetd, cover, j, b, e

               ;; Convert the endpoints to TDB calendar
               ;; format time strings and display them.
               ;; Pass the endpoints in an array, [b,e],
               ;; so cspice_timout returns an array of time
               ;; strings.
               cspice_timout, [b,e], $
                              "YYYY MON DD HR:MN:SC.### (TDB) ::TDB",  $
                              TIMLEN ,$

               print, "Interval: ", j
               print, "Start   : ", timstr[0]
               print, "Stop    : ", timstr[1]



         ;; Empty the kernel pool.


   IDL outputs:

      IDL> pckfrm_t, [ 'earth_latest_high_prec.bpc', $

      Coverage for object:        3000
      Interval:        0
      Start   : 2000 JAN 01 00:01:04.183 (TDB)
      Stop    : 2017 MAR 27 00:01:09.185 (TDB)

      Coverage for object:       31006
      Interval:        0
      Start   : 1900 JAN 01 00:00:00.000 (TDB)
      Stop    : 2051 JAN 01 00:00:00.000 (TDB)


   This routine provides an API via which applications can determine
   the coverage a specified PCK file provides for a specified
   PCK class reference frame.

Required Reading



   -Icy Version 1.0.0, 04-JAN-2017, ML (JPL), EDW (JPL)


   get coverage window for binary pck reference frame
   get coverage start and stop time for binary pck frame

Wed Apr  5 17:58:02 2017